Thursday, January 25, 2018

I am yours, and you are mine


Welcome to Faith Baptist Church, Sisters of Faith Women's Ministry

Each week will post our Bible Study on Wednesday. If you cannot attend, you are welcome to visit here each week.

I am yours, and you are mine...my insecure heart.

Week 1


Doubt. Hurt. Fear. Anxiety. Uncertainty. Anger and Frustration? Are these qualities,
or are they stumbling
blocks you find in yourself?Do you ever feel as if you are spinning out of control?
Or that you don’t even know who you are anymore? Do you feel as if God has
forgotten you?
I hope that you will be willing to take a mirror and look into your deepest places. The
time has come for women, sisters in Christ to take up our cross, and be who we
were made to be!
Before we begin, take a few moments to write down your deepest, most embarrassing,
irrational thoughts. Just take a quick glimpse into your self mirror. Who are you?
And who do you want to be? It is okay if you are not even sure at this point!
Open your heart and your mind and just be real with yourself. We will come
back to this in just a little while.

After we finish today, I would like for you to take this page, and place it somewhere
that you can reference
these thoughts often. This, my friend is your mirror! BE real and honest. Who are you?
What do you want to change?  
Who I am: _____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
Who I WANT to be
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________

A summary of goals to accomplish
  • ________________________________________________________
  • ________________________________________________________
  • ________________________________________________________
  • ________________________________________________________
  • ________________________________________________________
Okay! Let’s Get started!
Session1: Things women say, and what we REALLY mean:
“Just don’t worry about it”: What we really mean is I am so mad right now
I am pretty much shutting down and I know at this point, you are only going to

do what I want you to because you feel obligated
“No, it’s okay- I am not mad”: What we really mean is, I am so hurt that I am

mad! But I feel silly for being upset at all, so I am shutting down and giving
you the silent treatment.
“It’s not you, it’s me”: What we really mean is - pretty much, it’s you.

Because no matter how I try, you have faults I cannot overlook, and it
 kind of isn’t your fault, but really it is! 
Okay, as funny as some of these sound, they are so true!
In the first example, let’s try to break this down… “Just don’t worry about it” is
probably the MOST passive aggressive way to handle a situation. For most of us,
it is avoiding a bigger argument because we are trying to take the high road.
But what do others see? So, when you handle a situation like this, you
are opening the door for miscommunication. Which often will lead to the
very thing you are trying to dodge in the first place. So, how do we handle this?
What does God say?
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart:
his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. Psalm 55:21 KJV
Okay, I admit I am really bad about this! Can you see what I see? Even when you
are trying to be polite and kind, your burning flame inside your heart is firing you up
on the inside. So a typical woman response is that we just keep on keeping on until
we EXPLODE. So, rather than just being honest about our feelings to avoid an argument,
we create an environment that often ends up hostile. So, the next question is, how do
we handle our passive aggressive behavior in the Godly way?
Proverbs 29:11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man
keepeth it in till afterwards.
Matthew 7:5  Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out
of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast
out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
Matthew 18:15-20 15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass
against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him
alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two
more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word
may be established.
17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church:
but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as
an heathen man and a publican.
18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall
be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall
be loosed in heaven.
19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as
touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them
of my Father which is in heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there
am I in the midst of them.
We have some pretty clear directions in these scriptures.
Girls, there are ways to avoid conflict, the way God intends for us…

1. First, do nothing.

Stop and take a deep breath, pray and seek HIS wisdom.
Do not speak out of anger.

2. Exhibit self-control.

If it takes several hours self reflecting, just take those few hours to self examine and pray.
Ask The Lord for clear direction, and to help you with your words.
3. Ask, Is the issue worth pressing?
Ask yourself, is this really worth the argument? Count the cost. In the long run, does it really matter?
4 .Evaluate your own attitudes, strengths, and weaknesses.
Look at your scriptures above. Examine your part in the situation. Yes, believe it or not, you may
have a part to play in all of the mess! If you are completely innocent in this situation, focus on your
strengths and your attitude. It will make a difference, For every action, there is a RE-action.
5. Follow scriptural principles.
Matthew 18 is very specific in it’s instruction! Talk to the person that has hurt you, CALMLY.
(remember #1&2)  If you cannot resolve this on your own, after you have prayed and cannot figure this out,
there is no shame in seeking counseling. Your pastors, and church counselors are trained and have Godly
wisdom in these situations.

Remember: when you don’t know what to do, PRAY. He will show you what to do. If you feel the
answers are NOT clear- BE STILL. In other words, resist the temptation to spout off!












Thursday, March 9, 2017


Morning Ladies! 
As we worked on our prayer journals Tuesday night, I was telling you guys about this web page I found! Her blog is awesome! Here is the link for the blog and you can sign up and have access to her stuff. Not to mention all of the FREE stuff she gives you to help you learn to journal! Love you all! 



http://www.sparklesofsunshine.com/prayer-journal-free-printables/


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sisters of Faith, Rooted by Faith, United by Sisterhood.

Sisters of Faith... Who are we?



What does Sisters of Faith Do?

Sisters in Faith is a group of ladies that  desire to see our congregation of women, of all ages unite. We are  a group of women that are committed to helping, nurturing and encouraging other women. We believe that the woman bears a significant burden for her household and their spiritual well being. 

In  addition, we believe that women should encourage and strengthen each other. We should pray for one  another, guide and teach one another so that we may all grow closer to The Lord.  

All adult women are encouraged to come to our meet and greet which will be a great time of brainstorming!  We will have several different groups that will be  meeting and organizing. 
  
Throughout the year, Sisters of Faith will meet, fellowship, and just enjoy a special time together.  We would like to express that women of ALL ages are welcome. We are sisters in Christ and we love to spend time with all different ages, and walks. All women, grounded by our faith and united by our sisterhood. Hope to see you there.  

If you have questions, or you feel that The Lord has Called you into Women’s Ministry, please email Mary Garrison at:  mgarrison@faithlagrange.com.